SBI launches State Bank Institute of Management (SBIM) in Kolkata



State Bank of India (SBI), country’s largest commercial bank, today launched State Bank Institute Management (SBIM) in Kolkata, at the hands of Chairman – Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya. With state of the art facilities and research-based learning as foundation, SBIM is equipped to be a leadership institute aspiring to be a leader among emerging countries in financial sector training.


Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman – State Bank of India said, “We are very happy to launch State Bank Institute of Management at Kolkata. SBI has always endeavored to be the foremost place for begetting proficientand technically accomplished management professionals. SBIM has been establishedwith the primary objective to build an institution of global standards that is an epitome of excellence in banking & finance, with focus on high-caliber action-based research and critical capacity building.The focus of the Institute will be to provide training, education, mobilize intellectual resource materials to drive result-oriented research, knowledge management and talent spotting.”


SBI has a robust training system in place which caters to all categories of employees of the Bank, helping them gear and steer ahead in the right direction, ensuring they stay ahead in the competitive curve.SBIM is steering to be the central driver of strategic and cultural change to champion individual and collective growth.


SBIM will undertake cutting edge research in the areas of banking and finance that will help it emerge as a leader among the institutions of this nature.SBI’s training infrastructure in terms of facilities, content, programmes, trainers etc. is the largest in the Indian Banking space.


Hardly any management institute in India is exclusively dedicated to banking and finance. Hence SBI felt the need to launch SBIM which will cater to needs of leadership amongst bankers and go beyond just strategy and soft skills. SBIM will combine training and development needs such as banking, management strategy and soft skills. Other areas of focus would be advanced levels of research in credit, investment banking, and treasury to name a few.


SBI has some of the most prestigious leadership and training institutes present across the length and breadth of the country. Two of the bank’s apex training institutes are the State Bank Staff College in Hyderabad and State Bank Academy in Gurgaon; these provide training in the areas of leadership, credit, risk, behavioural science, etc. Another three specialized apex training institutes include State Bank Institute of Information and Communication Management at Hyderabad for training in IT, State Bank Institute of Rural Development at Hyderabad for training in Rural Business, and State Bank Foundation Institute Chetana at Indore for addressing the training requirements of newly recruited officers.